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KeySniffer – here’s what you need to know

July 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A few months ago, US startup Bastille Networks announced research that showed how some wireless computer mice could be hacked by intercepting and manipulating the signals between the devices and your computer. Now, Bastille has focused its efforts on wireless keyboards, and found that the situation was, well, worse. Last time, they dubbed their attack […]

Internet DNS servers withstand huge DDoS attack

December 11th, 2015 by Mark Daly in ilicomm News No Comments »
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DNS is short for Domain Name System, the online service that converts server names into network numbers. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to refer to a server called example.com – you’d have to remember 93.184.216.34 instead. Actually, it’s even worse than that, because busy websites like www.facebook.com don’t have just one network number. Big […]

Advent tip #9: Think before you share on social media

December 9th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Maybe it sounds obvious, but oversharing on social media is a BAD idea. Remember when Jim Carrey tweeted a picture of a child without getting his parents’ permission? Bad idea, Jim. Or the woman who posted a photo of a “creep” to Facebook that she thought was taking photos of her kids. He was actually […]

Advent tip #8: (Don’t) click here for a free iPhone!

December 8th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Would you like free tickets to a One Direction concert? How about a free iPhone? If you’re not interested in those, how about some free cash? Apparently, Bill Gates is giving $5000 away! Except he isn’t, and these are all scams. Time and time again we see scammers using implausible promises of free stuff to […]

Advent tip #7: Do I really still need Flash? No. No you don’t.

December 7th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Want to do one single, simple thing to drastically improve your security during advent? Just turn off Flash. Turning off Flash deprives malware writers of one of their favourite toys and stops con artists preying on your hair trigger for Flash security updates by using them as camouflage for malware. By happy coincidence it also […]

Advent tip #3: Set your Facebook posts to ‘Friends only’

December 3rd, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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You wouldn’t go up to a stranger in a street and tell them what you’ve been up to, so why would you let just anyone see what you’ve posted on Facebook? Set your posts and photos to be seen by ‘Friends only’. Here’s how: HOW TO LOCK DOWN THE PRIVACY OF YOUR FUTURE POSTS Click […]

Advent tip #2: Defend yourself from ransomware – back up your files!

December 2nd, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Whether you’re taking your laptop on holiday, or sticking at home with your faithful desktop this festive season… …we’d like to remind you of a chore we all know we’re supposed to do regularly, but that many of us put off, sometimes until it’s too late. Backup! Think of all the things that could go […]

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